Category Archives: News

“Tea with Mimi” #9 – Italian Music and Talk on Music in Dante’s “Commedia” – June 23, 2020

I devoted this week’s episode to Italian music and culture.  I performed selections by Vivaldi, Mercadante, and Genin and discuss music in Dante’s “Commedia,” one of the most fascinating topics I’ve researched and written about.

Genin, Theme and Variations on Carnival of Venice

Vivaldi, Largo from Concerto in C Major for piccolo and orchestra (with my recording of the piano part)

Mercadante, Variations on Rossini’s “Per cara quest’anima” from Armida

Talk on Dante with musical examples

For further reading, here’s the link to my paper “The Music of Dante’s Purgatorio” in Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

https://hortulus-journal.com/journal/volume-1-number-1-2005/

“Tea with Mimi” #7 – Las Américas – Facebook Livestream, June 9, 2020

This week’s “Tea with Mimi” was the start of “Las Américas,” a two-week exploration of music from Latin America, the United States, and Spain from a diverse group of composers.

The program:

D’Rivera: Vals Venezolano y Contradanza

Coleman: Danza de la Mariposa

Piazzolla: Etudes tanguistiques

Zhou: Viaje

Ludwig: Sonata #1

Velázquez, Bésame mucho

Click here to watch video on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/MimiStillmanFlute/videos/2314909398804311/

April 21, 2020: Facebook Livestream “Tea with Mimi” #1

Every Tuesday at 4:00pm EDT (US East coast time), join me on my Facebook public page for a Livestream performance and conversation. I created this series during isolation due to COVID-19, because I miss performing for your live and enjoy sharing music from my home to yours.

Each week I’ll post the program and links to any recordings I reference here on my blog.

Here’s the link to my first Livestream on April 21, 2020

The program:

C.P.E. Bach, Sonata in A Minor

Movement I on YouYube here.

Claude Debussy, Syrinx

[Follow my Syrinx Journey project here and on YouTube]

Mimi Stillman, Huldah

[Purchase the music here; recording here]

Katherine Hoover, Winter Spirits

[YouTube peformance here]

Sampled:

Ricky Lombardo, Quarantunes

Recording on YouTube here.

Daniel Dorff, Nocturne Caprice

Recording on YouTube here / purchase album here.

Rossini/Chopin, arranged Lee, Variations on “Non piu Mesta” from La Cenerentola for Flute and Orchestra

Recording on YouTube here.

Click here to watch Livestream video on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/MimiStillmanFlute/videos/692877384818831

Summer 2019

Mimi’s engagements this summer include the following. Please check back for updates!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 28-29, 2019 Dolce Suono Ensemble Recording of music by Dmitri Tymoczko, Princeton

June 24-26, 2019 Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic DUO album recording sessions

June 28, 2019 Mimi Stillman and Matthew Levy record David Ludwig

Sunday, July 7, 2019 Dolce Suono Ensemble concert at Laurel Hill Mansion

Friday, July 26, 2019 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Curtis Summerfest Student Composition Concert

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Kingston Chamber Music Festival, RI

Sunday, August 4, 2019 Kingston Chamber Music Festival, RI

Friday, August 23, 2019 Music for Montauk, NY

 

Mozart flute quartets – Mimi and Jasper String Quartet

Here are the live stream videos of Mimi’s performance of the Mozart flute quartet cycle with members of the Jasper String Quartet from Dolce Suono Ensemble’s “Fall for Chamber Music” event on January 30, 2019. After the performance, the artists gave a masterclass ffor chamber ensembles from Temple Music Prep and Haverford College.

To see the concert program, click here.

Video part 1: https://www.facebook.com/dolcesuonoensemble/videos/579324235875535/

 

Video part 2: https://www.facebook.com/dolcesuonoensemble/videos/923934971136513/

October 2018 Concerts

Mimi performs Nielsen’s flute concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán and Juan Carlos Lomónaco, October 5 & 7, 2018 – Concerts will be livestreamed on the orchestra’s website and Facebook!

____________

Dolce Suono Trio at Franklin & Marshall College, October 13, 2018

__________

DSE Presents season opening concert: Dolce Suono Trio Classics and Moderns – Sunday, October 14, 2018

Stillman, Vickery, Abramovic perform Mendelssohn, Martinu, Bernstein, Zhou Tian, and Jeremy Gill

__________

Mimi performs with Matthew Levy, saxophone in An Evening of Music by David Ludwig for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, October 17, 2018 and at the Dimenna Center in New York, October 18, 2018

___________

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia
At this free concert, DSE artists will perform selections from the winning works in our Chamber Music Top Twenty poll!
__________

Mimi performs Bernstein’s “Halil” with Temple University Percussion Ensemble and Phillip O’Banion, conductor, Nov. 5 & 12, 2018

Recent Press

Mimi’s recording “Freedom” with Charles Abramovic, piano and premieres by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, David Finko, and Richard Danielpour (with Yumi Kendall, cello, in the Danielpour) continues to receive fantastic reviews.

Among the recent accolades for the album and Dolce Suono Ensemble:

  • Interview and Review of “Freedom” and Dolce Suono Ensemble in the Huffington Post by Lew Whittington

Stillman and Abramovic, the core players of DSE, have been performing together for 14 years, their stellar artistic clarity and chemistry is palpable onstage and is vividly captured on their recent recording “Freedom” (recorded in Gould Hall) a collection of flute and piano pieces.”

  • Dolce Suono Ensemble’s “The Americas Project / Musica en tus Manos” review in The Philadelphia Inquirer by David Patrick Stearns

“So much of this music simply invites you to enjoy life. But that enjoyment starts with the musicians, who were in the right zone.”

Mimi’s Indiana tour, March 2016

Photos from Mimi’s tour in Indiana. Recital and masterclass at Indiana State University. With Martha Krasnican, piano, Joyce Wilson, flute professor, and Daniel Powers, composer

IMG_1899IMG_1901IMG_1902

12791127_10205195930048887_5619050142096755576_n

Photos from the Music for All Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, where Mimi taught flute masterclasses and chamber music coaching.

IMG_1938IMG_1940IMG_1958IMG_1978IMG_1967IMG_1965IMG_1964IMG_1957IMG_1952IMG_1948IMG_1943IMG_1940IMG_1936IMG_1931IMG_1918IMG_1922